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March 6, 2021

Recent murders in Pyongyang may be tied to growing economic troubles

Several women in Pyongyang have been murdered in recent weeks by unidentified assailants who may have been trying to steal money to stave off...

Drug distribution the most common crime in North Hamgyong Province

Methamphetamine-based stimulants known as “bingdu” or “ice” are widely available and related crimes remain prevalent in North Korea, an internal source has reported. Drug producers,...
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Hamhung currency broker sentenced to life in prison

A currency broker charged with running an illegal currency exchange business in Hamhung, South Hamgyong Province, was recently sentenced to life imprisonment during a...

‘Battle against crime’ ahead of Party Foundation Day

Pyongyang has called on all state agencies to launch a ‘100-day battle against crime ‘ as it works to ‘establish social order’ ahead of the 70th...
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Gold smuggler arrested on Sino-North Korean border

A North Korean smuggler attempting to move more than 50 kilograms of gold into China was recently arrested near the border along with two...
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Ringleaders of gold smuggling ring harshly punished

The revelation that the ringleaders behind a gold smuggling ring were part of a foreign currency-earning company operated by the Ministry of State Security...
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Facing divorce for being infertile, woman sets fire to house

A woman in North Hamgyong Province who faced divorce for being infertile recently set the house of her in-laws on fire, killing everyone inside,...
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N. Korean woman who killed husband faces life in prison

A woman living in Huchang County, Ryanggang Province, was recently sentenced to life in prison for murdering her husband with the help of her...

Murderer Caught after Two Years on Run

The suspected murderer in the “Chief Lecturer Murder Incident,” which resulted in the death of a senior staff member from Kim Il Sung Political...
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Kaechon prison camp guard fired over relationship with inmate

A prison guard at the Kaechon prison camp was fired after engaging in sexual relations with a female inmate, Daily NK has learned.  “The prison...

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